AS PART of Love Football, Live Football Week and to mark National Restart A Heart Day, Suffolk FA met with a local paramedic to raise awareness of how to save a life in football.
Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard and East of England Ambulance paramedic Liam Smith demonstrate how to Restart A Heart in a short video.
The importance of effective CPR and use of a defibrillator significantly increase chances of survival.
This video explains what to do in the event of someone suffering a cardiac arrest at a football game.
To view the video click here
During Love Football, Live Football Week sponsored by MH Goals Ltd, clubs in Suffolk can win a defibrillator through the Suffolk FA #LiveFootballChallenge.
Suffolk FA staff plus a couple of directors will be aiming to raise at least £1,100 for a portable defibrillator. The #LiveFootballChallenge will involve an exercise bike being set up in the county’s office in Stowmarket and, starting at 2.30pm on the Friday afternoon of Friday, October 19th, staff will aim to cycle a combined total of 312 miles – one mile for every club in the county – over a 24-hour period.
The challenge will end with chief executive Richard Neal cycling from Stowmarket and arriving in the FanZone at Portman Road half-an-hour before Ipswich Town’s Sky Bet Championship match kicks-off at 3pm against Queens Park Rangers on the Saturday afternoon.
Richard will be doing a half-time talk on the pitch to raise awareness of cardiac rest and the Suffolk FA project.
How to enter your club for a chance to win:
- Clubs must donate towards the competition via the #LiveFootballChallenge Just Giving Page, clearly stating the club's name alongside their donation.
- Each £5 donation equates to one entry into the competition to a defibrillator i.e. £20 donation = 4 entries. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Sunday 21st October and a winner will be drawn at random on Monday 22nd October.
- Clubs must post a photograph on Twitter or Instagram with supporting text on 'what they Love about football'. Please ensure you tag @suffolkfa and use the hashtag #LiveFootballChallenge to be eligible to win.
To visit the Just Giving Page, click here